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Elliptical + iPad = WIN!

In February of this year I decided enough was enough.  The circular nature of fitness and seasonal adjustment needed to ramp up exercise was already old.  Living in Minnesota means that six months of the year getting outside for exercise is a true chore.  You either brave the elements or go to a gym, the [...]

Resolutions for 2014

At the start of every year I like to set goals and reflect on what was accomplished.  Here’s what I had set as an objective last year:
1.  Buy a House. It’s time for Teresa and I to get a permanent address in South Minneapolis (hopefully.)  We will start the formal process of getting a lone [...]

The American Work Week: Transition to Four Days?

Since Memorial Day, I’ve been thinking about the work week.  I read an article on Reddit the other day that  brought up similar ideas.
Typical weeks of work in the American culture are roughly 40 hours per week spread over 5 days.  In the business scene, the number of hours skews higher, typically more like 50-60 hours [...]

Getting Up In the Morning

I’m making pretty good headway on my goals this year overall.  I can say that definitively because I’ve A.) purchased a house and b.) am slightly ahead of schedule on paying down my loans through this point in 2013.The other goal I have is not going as well.  I’m not going to detail it here [...]

The Last Month

The last month has flown by.  Buying a house entails a lot of work and alterations, with no end in sight.
Generally speaking, my days look something like this:  Wake up around 5am, do exercises, take Stella outside, eat greek yogurt, go online to see NBA scores and pay bills or take care of emails, go [...]

Health vs. Money Tradeoff

Working a normal, white collar job has some incredible benefits, but it also comes with some difficult aspects.  My least favorite aspect is the lack of physical movement associated with the role.  I’ve had jobs where physical labor was involved (most notable a job bringing in and putting out docks, lifts and boats in lake [...]

Working Out + Intelligence

I started the year with some pretty clear goals for losing weight.  Well, the first half of the year was pretty bad.  It just kind of cruised by.  I improved some of my habits but was never really able to get a rhythm going and despite my best efforts before the wedding, really was about [...]

Kept My Trek 1.5

After posting my Trek 1.5 to Craigslist for sale, no one really seemed to want it.  I was kind of on the fence about selling it anyway as I knew when I did it might bug me later.  It’s a really nice bike, I just wanted something with thicker tires because the roads around here [...]

Selling My Trek 1.5

Time to get rid of my awesome road bike.  I’m going to get waaaaay back into biking this year and I’ve been meaning to get a hybrid, something a little further upright and sturdier.
This bike actually does really well overall, but I just can’t shake the feeling that I’ll like something a little bit sturdier.
I’m [...]

What Will You Change This Year? How Will You Grow?

I have a few aspirations this next year. The first is my weight, I’d like to get back to a 165 lb. or so. Less than that is fine, but I think that would be where I should be. Health is a really large aspect of life and it’s time to set [...]

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